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LABSS is at the forefront of delivering national decisions that provide a consistent, effective assessment , decision and approval service for designers, developers and contractors. LABSS provides various options for these national discussion and decisions.
STAS - Should you wish to seek a national type approval for a building type or an innovative project or building element then the process requires you to submit an application form together with relevant supporting information. This comprises the form itself, a statement of structural adequacy to conform that your building or project has been subjected to a full structural check and satisfies the specific requirements of British and European Design Codes for stability and design life. A statement describing the climatic conditions criteria used in the design is also required so that any approval has prescribed limitations of location when seeking to build in any geographic area in Scotland.
Dispute Resolution Process - If you disagree with the technical or procedural interpretation that the Building Standards Authority is adopting in the consideration of a building warrant or building project proposal that you have submitted or will require to submit you may request an interpretation through Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS).
If you disagree with an interpretation that the Building Standards Authority is adopting in the consideration of a building warrant or a building project proposal that you have submitted or will require to submit on an alternative design approach that you are proposing which varies from the Technical Handbooks you may request an interpretation through Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS).
This request must be submitted to the Building Standards Authority that is considering your proposal, preferably by email